Distance: 2.53 miles
The Wealden Cave & Mine Society conduct tours of Reigate's historic underground heritage, known locally as the Reigate Caves. The tours suitable for all members of the family include the Barons' Cave in the Castle Grounds and the East and West Caverns in Tunnel Road. Your view of Reigate will change once you have experienced what lies beneath your feet. Reigate in Surrey is well known for its 'caves' which riddle the town centre although these are in fact old sand mines. The castle mound overlooking Reigate town centre is composed of soft sandstone and has been mined over several centuries. The castle has long gone but the mound and many of its excavations still remain.
Distance: 2.35 miles
Box Hill lies along Surrey's North Downs and there are breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside perfect for those looking for great photographic spots and for those exploring the surrounding areas. It's home to some fantastic wildlife and plants too including the Adonis Blue butterfly and bee orchid. With paths, brooks and a steep climb, there is plenty for all to see and to keep the children occupied there is even a discovery centre.
Denbies Wine Estate
Denbies English Vineyard is situated in Dorking,Surrey. An all weather destination, the "Indoor Wine Experience" tours operate all year, the Outdoor Vineyard Train runs daily from March - November. This beautiful English vineyard is a popular day out and business venue for local visitors in Surrey and further afield
Reigate Hill Golf Club
Distance: 4.81 miles
The Golf Course opened in 1995 and was designed by the renowned architect David Williams as an 18 hole, par 72 course layout. It plays a very challenging 6,246 yards course, which provides something far more important than length alone, a great deal of fun. We have some of the best fairways you'll find, as well as dry and firm tees in play all year round.
Epsom Downs Racecourse
Distance: 4.89 miles
1779 saw the first recorded race meeting to be held on the Downs and one of today's greatest sporting spectacles was established. Edward Smith Stanley, the 12th Earl of Derby, organised a race for himself and his friends to race their three-year-old fillies over one and a half miles. The race became so successful that the following year a new race was added for colts and fillies. Such a tradition carries on where visitors are welcome all year round to their multitude of events and races.
Polesden Lacey House
Distance: 4.95 miles
Polesden Lacey is a beautiful country house and gardens only four miles from Dorking. It was bought by Mrs Greville, an Edwardian hostess, in 1906 and re-modelled to be the perfect setting for her famous weekend parties where she entertained royalty, politicians and the best of society. Lose yourself on the estate with its many walks and stunning views across the Surrey Hills, or marvel at the lavishly decorated rooms in the house, perfect for families and groups.
Chessington World of Adventures
Distance: 8.05 miles
A family day out with a huge range of attractions set across 9 themed lands, including a zoo and sea life centre.
Hampton Court Palace
Distance: 11.93 miles
Join Henry VIII's courtiers and discover the history of the infamous King and his visits to Hampton Court Palace, as well as the opportunity to bump into the man himself, along with others of his time decorated in the stately costumes and surroundings. Visit the many grand rooms including the chapel, great hall and the exhibition of paintings of Charles II’s mistresses. Also get interactive with the smells of the tudor kitchens that were expected to provide meals for 600 people twice a day and take in over 60 acres of beautifully maintained and internationally celebrated gardens with a test for your family with one of the most famous Mazes in the world.
Guided Walks of Guildford
Distance: 13.27 miles
The Voluntary Town Guides provide walking tours showing and explaining the town to thousands of people each year. The most popular walking tour is the Historical Tour of the beautiful town and its rich culture. This includes a brief history from the earliest times with visits to the Abbot's Hospital, St Mary's Church, the Undercroft and the Castle grounds. In addition to the Historic Walking Tour, the Guides offer other walking tours on Medieval Guildford, Hidden Guildford, The River Wey and Lewis Carroll.
Distance: 13.4 miles
Guildford Castle began as a Norman motte and bailey castle, built soon after 1066. The wooden defences were replaced by stone during the 12th century, and the motte acquired first a shell keep and then the strong and unusually small tower keep. As the only royal castle in Surrey it became the centre for administration and justice, with the tower converted to use as the county gaol. The royal apartments were moved to a palace in the bailey below, which under Henry III became one of the most luxurious royal residences in England. Set in beautiful countryside, enjoy a long walk around the gardens and see the tower remains.
Distance: 14.11 miles
Guildford Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Guildford, covering 500 square miles of Surrey, north east Hampshire, the London Borough of Kingston and a part of West Sussex. The huge Cathedral provides both focus and resource for the whole community, a venue for concerts, art and education, a place of pilgrimage, as well as stillness, prayer and daily choral worship. Information on events are updated on their website regularly.
Distance: 15.84 miles
Thorpe Park, the roller coaster and thrill seeking theme park home to Nemesis Inferno, Colossus, The Swarm and the first of its kind in the dark, reverse rollercoaster, is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just off junction 11 on M25. For those wanting an adrenaline fuelled day, look no further for over 25 white-knuckle rides all in one park and an experience not to be forgotten. Book in advance for some great ticket offers for groups and families and check out which ride you will head to first.